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Aviation News (General) / Re: McCarran International Airport is no more.
« Last post by Fryy on July 02, 2021, 09:30:28 PM »
I'm into it! I've always been all about his UFO AATIP advocacy  :-D
Aviation News (General) / Re: McCarran International Airport is no more.
« Last post by tyketto on July 02, 2021, 06:12:00 PM »
They should of just left it as it was..

Why? Do you even know who and what Patrick McCarran was?

Added the search and rescue audio.

Sounds like one critical and the other in serious condition.
Thanks Rick! I was just typing the same thing about it being on TWR freq and the confusion with '809' on freq.
The audio is attached.  Looks like it all happened on Tower frequency.  There are lots of things going on - the departing flight that went down is "Rhoades Express 810", while a company "Rhoades Express 809" was inbound at the same time. That, along with the tower controller and pilots frequently stepping on each other, caused some confusion. You can begin to hear the tension in the voices by the second half of the audio...
Here is a link to the short flight:  T4810 (RDS810) Transair Flight Tracking and History 02-Jul-2021 (PHNL-OGG / PHOG) - FlightAware
It looks like they never made it above 2000' before starting their descent into the ocean.  Glad to hear the crew was rescued and are ok.  Kudos to the pilots for successfully ditching a 737 into the ocean - that is no easy feat!

Unfortunately, there is no feed from KHNL, so no audio available here.

Edit:  Wait, I just remembered it PHNL, not KHNL, which IS covered, so let me pull some audio and see what I can find!  Duh!

HONOLULU (AP) — A cargo plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii early Friday and both people on board have been rescued.

The pilots of the Transair Flight 810 had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 cargo aircraft in the water, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Karin Evelyn said in an email that they received a report around 1:40 a.m. of a downed inter-island transport plane. About an hour later, rescuers in a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the debris field and two people in the water, Evelyn said.

One person was hoisted into the helicopter and taken to Queens Medical Center in good condition, Evelyn said. The Honolulu Fire Department rescued the other person who was also in good condition, she said.  The plane debris remains, Evelyn said, and the Coast Guard will evaluate the pollution at first light.

According to the state Department of Transportation, the crash happened about 2 miles (3 kilometers) off Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii News Now reported.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.
Aviation News (General) / Elsa now a Hurricane**Tropical Storm Hunter Flight**
« Last post by KB4TEZ on July 02, 2021, 11:20:32 AM »
Well, living in South Fla. we are used to this, way too used to this.
Could be a wet/windy 4th for us, and thankfully, the Hurricane Hunters keeping us all up to date.

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Elsa was located
near latitude 13.4 North, longitude 61.2 West. Elsa is moving toward
the west-northwest near 29 mph (46 km/h), and this motion is
expected to continue during the next couple of days, with some
decrease in forward speed expected Sunday night.  On the
forecast track, Elsa will move away from the Windward Islands
during the next several hours, move across the eastern Caribbean
Sea later today and tonight, and move near the southern coast of
Hispaniola late Saturday or Saturday night.  By Sunday, Elsa
is forecast to move near Jamaica and portions of eastern Cuba, and
move near portions of central and western Cuba Sunday night and
early Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48
hours. Some decrease in winds is possible on Monday as Elsa
interacts with Cuba.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).  The Hewanorra Airport on St. Lucia recently reported
sustained winds of 46 mph (74 km/h) and a wind gust of 79 mph (127

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).
Listener Forum / Cirrus SR22 N100ZW deploys CAPS on final to KFMY
« Last post by XA-CMF on July 01, 2021, 09:45:24 PM »
Today at 7:36PM EST a Cirrus SR22 inbound to KFMY runway 5 declared an emergency on final and had to deploy the CAPS, the plane ended up in the Caloosahatchee river, apparently Pilot and Passenger are ok. The plane departe KGMU Greenville.

The audio is this link below and he reports to TWR @ 3:05, then he declares the emergency at 6:38.

Tracking apps show the following:

local news link does have a video and some pictures

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